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, but have not occurred yet? addressing our energy crisis, addressing the environmental crisis, addressing the skills and jobs crisis. how are going to pay for that? how're you going to get it done? tavis: do you think senator obama when he became president and try to hold on to the pledge to reform washington, how naive was he in thinking he could overturn a system that is more and more controlled by lobbyists? >> well, i wonder. you know, he had the right message. it galvanized the country. he had of course tremendous popularity at the beginning but he brought a lot of these interest groups right back into government as he came in in 2009. too much wall street, too much of the private health insurers. i think this was a lost opportunity. maybe he thought, as he said, that a lot of compromise was going to be possible but we needed actually not exactly compromise but we needed a president to to mobilize the american people, keep demobilize, so the special interests would back off. we did not get as far as we need to go. at that point, after i think some missteps or lost opportunities at th
, but everybody knows she put her energy into this, so how does it feel to be part of that process to help her make this work? >> both of us agreed. both of us recognize this is better than both of us. this is the salary our grandmothers did not get paid for. they did of hard work in this world and did not get paid. we are going to have a woman of color build a network that changes the face of television. this i know for sure, because the other networks said this could not be done. healing on television could not be done. they said no one would watch. it was done. by a woman of color who has a grandmother watching over her. i have a grandmother watching over me. own will change the face of television. this i know for sure. tavis: there you have it, so if you will seewn., it. i expect they will make it all the way up there as long as the project is on. glad to have you here. that is it for tonight. until next time, keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. join me next time for a conversation with penny marshall on her memoir, my mother was nuts. th
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